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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Stacks of the Historical Library | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Stacks of the Historical Library

Wisconsin State Capitol Interior — Stacks of the Historical Library | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Cluttered work space of the librarian responsible for the Historical Society's newspaper collection during the period when the Society occupied rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Details of the decoration include the light fixture, the Eastlake desk, and one of the ubiquitous captains chairs. Although the original gas light fixture had been retrofitted for electricity by the time this picture was taken, clearly there was a time when an open gas flame was dangerously close to large quantities of historical paper!
DESCRIPTION
Cluttered work space of the librarian responsible for the Historical Society's newspaper collection during the period when the Society occupied rooms in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. Details of the decoration include the light fixture, the Eastlake desk, and one of the ubiquitous captains chairs. Although the original gas light fixture had been retrofitted for electricity by the time this picture was taken, clearly there was a time when an open gas flame was dangerously close to large quantities of historical paper!
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23287
Creation Date: 1898
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:State Historical Society of Wisconsin photographs, 1880-2010
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)23592
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
SUBJECTS
Architectural details
Wisconsin State Capitol
Chairs
Furniture
Books
Libraries
Newspapers
Indoor photography
Electric apparatus and appliances
Office equipment and supplies
Offices

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